n. unceremonious and disorganized struggle; rushing about hastily in an undignified way
He also has the ability to recover quickly in scramble situations and control rebounds.
Sentence in Classic:
And if she turned over and found one in bed she would scramble out and lift a howl that you would think the house was afire.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
The bell rang again so soon that I made a mere scramble of my dressing, instead of the careful operation I could have wished under the circumstances, and went downstairs.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The old days had gone but these people would go their ways as if the old days still existed, charming, leisurely, determined not to rush and scramble for pennies as the Yankees did, determined to part with none of the old ways.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
Before the housewives could rest, several people called, and there was a scramble to get ready to see them.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
In the mad scramble he was aware that the color sergeant flinched suddenly, as if struck by a bludgeon.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context
I made a sweeping blow in the dark at them with the levers, and began to scramble into the saddle of the machine.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells Context